Nkosi recovers from injury


Nkosi tore a knee muscle during Bafana Bafana’s international friendly game against Italy recently, an injury which forced him to miss the Bundesliga game at the weekend in which his team drew 1-1 with Energie Cottbus.

Speaking to Kick Off from Germany, Nkosi said he started light training on Tuesday and will only resume full training with the team next week.

“I have been not training with the team for the past two weeks, but I am now fully recovered. However, the team doctor has advised me to take it easy with light training this week, so I will only resume full training on Monday.”

Further good news for Bafana Bafana ahead of their international friendly game against USA next month is that striker Sibusiso Zuma is back in action and training hard with Bielefeld.

Kick Off also learned that former Mamelodi Sundowns striker Jose Torrealba, who flew from South Africa at the weekend, has arrived at the Ernst Middendorp-coached club for trials.

This is the second time that the 27-year-old Venezuelan has been at the Bundesliga outfit. He was there during his protracted dispute with the Brazilians over a contract extension dispute in which the PSL’s DC subsequently ruled had been forged.

Middendorp said at the time that he was prepared to assist Torrealba in any way and added that he would look at Torrealba once matters had been settled in South Africa.

The report from Westphalia on Tuesday indicated that Torrealba’s trials are likely to be over an extended period.

Before leaving South Africa, the Venezuelan international said he had two options to weigh up, Bielefeld and Kaizer Chiefs, and that he wanted to view offers before deciding.

However, a cloud still hangs over his future as Sundowns have waited until the last day, Tuesday, to exercise their option to appeal against the PSL’s finding.